For anyone waiting on me to post base master page code for WSS sites, I have gone through the process of dismantling default.master from a WSS only installation and turns out it is identical to the base code for a MOSS collaboration site. So you can safely use the one for either instance.
Thanks to everyone who came to my session at TechEd. There was a ton of information to cover and I had to zip through it rather fast in order to hit the highlights. I am going to post a series of articles based on my presentation that will present more information about each topic that we covered. Continue reading TechEd Session Follow up and Resources
MOSS 2007 sites can display drop down menus in the tabbed navigation across the top. Unfortunately there is not an easy check box to activate this functionality, instead things just have to be set up the right way. If you want your MOSS site to show drop down menus, make sure the following is true or walk through the following steps: Continue reading SharePoint Tip: How to Activate the Drop Down Menu in MOSS Sites
Over the last few months I have heard a lot of confusion and question about if a site should use a master page or a theme. In this post I am going to go through some basic pros and cons and information to help you make a better decision as to how to brand your SharePoint 2007 site. Continue reading Master Pages vs. Themes: Which Do You Choose?
If you specify a HTML 4.0 DOCTYPE tag in your master page, the Calendar control will present a couple of issues. First, Appointments in Week View that are longer than a 1/2 hour block, will not expand down to fill the appointment area. Second, the All Day Event marker in Month View will push past the right border. Continue reading All Day Event Width Display Fix for Master Pages Using DOCTYPE
I came across a new issue this week. All of my custom master pages that I have done (including the base code I provide here) include a DOCTYPE tag that references the latest HTML specifications (<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd”>). Unfortunately, the master page file used by default for SharePoint (default.master) does not specify a DOCTYPE tag at all. So when the browser page renders the code, it reverts to quirks mode, which renders the HTML according to old rules. Continue reading The DOCTYPE tag and SharePoint Master Pages
I have created a base master page file that can be used for creation of new custom master pages. Microsoft provides this, but I ran into issues with this code and instead created a base file using components of default.master (that ships with SharePoint). Continue reading Heather’s Base Master Page File for SharePoint 2007
Skinning a SharePoint 2007 site with Master Pages is by no means and open/shut case of altering the look and feel of a site. There are some CSS inheritance issues that have to be contended with first. Continue reading CSS Options with Master Pages
So I don’t have this fully flushed out and wrapped up into a neat and tidy article with a How-To, but I will soon.
Master pages control the look and feel with SharePoint 2007 sites. One of the issues with this is application.master. This master page controls the look and feel of SharePoint pages that have URLs with “_layouts“. Continue reading SharePoint Styles & Application.master Skinning Workaround – A thought in progress
If you are set up in some capacity on your MOSS 2007 site as having Full Control, this won’t necessarily give you access to upload and mange files in the Master Page Gallery. Continue reading SharePoint Permissions Tip: Master Page Access